The dramatic increase in sightings of whales to our near-shore ocean waters (we’ve all seen the photos and videos of these massive creatures feasting on menhaden) is spectacular. In our opinion, this resurgence is enough of a benefit to justify the continuation of the policy direction taken by the Commission. The long-term impact of the increased population of menhaden is difficult to quantify, but it is having a positive effect on tourism and the quality of life for Long Islanders.
Sandy and The Breach Four Years On Good day everyone. I am Marshall Brown, President and Co-Founder of Save The Great South Bay. Today, Oct 29th, marks the 4th anniversary of Sandy, and of the inlet it created. The accompanying slide show has been provided by Mike Busch of Great South Bay Images (www.greatsouthbayimages.com). …Read more
Support Legislators Tom Cilmi and William Lindsay as they advocate for Resolution 1872, which calls for funding the detailed engineering designs necessary to roll out sewering in Sayville, West Sayville, and Oakdale. This infrastructure will be a boon for the shellfishing industry and a great milestone in our efforts to revitalize the bay. We need to fund the planning so it will be “shovel ready.”
The breach, now known as Bellport Inlet, is now broadly accepted as being a boon to The Great South Bay. No longer are there calls for its closure. It has revitalized Bellport Bay, and showed us what we lost and could yet get back
Now that there is an online mapping platform for communities to view and post the environment information, we will see much more effective monitoring, oversight and documentation of local conditions, leading to a healthier local environment,